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Ohio 309 Project Start Delayed


LIMA (Wednesday, March 16, 2011) – Rain has delayed the start of a safety upgrade project on Ohio 309 on the west side of Lima.
The Ohio Department of Transportation announced yesterday that traffic would be restricted in the eastbound direction on Ohio 309 between Robb Avenue and Eastown Road beginning today. Rain which fell Tuesday and Wednesday, however, has delayed the project start until Monday.

Beginning Monday, traffic will be restricted to one lane in the eastbound direction. The eastbound curb lane from Eastown Road to Robb Avenue will be closed. Eastbound traffic will have one-lane of travel plus a two-way, left-turn lane.

Traffic in the westbound direction will be unaffected during this phase. Westbound traffic will have two lanes of travel and a two-way, left-turn lane.

The lane closure will allow crews to begin marking the locations of drainage structures in the eastbound curb lane and to begin work to widen the roadway. The restriction is anticipated to remain in place until mid June.

Motorists are advised to use caution and reduce their speed through the work zone and be aware that workers will be in the area. Some traffic delays could result as traffic enters into the work zone. Access to all businesses will be maintained.

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For more information contact:
Rhonda Pees, Public Information Officer, at (419) 999-6803
or email D01.PIO@dot.state.oh.us